I have performed professionally on saxophone in famous venues in New York, London, Oxford, Amsterdam, and Taiwan with my own bands and as a guest artist. At university, I was president of the Oxford University Jazz Society and Oxford University Jazz Orchestra, for whom I single-handedly organised a performance tour around New York and the recording of an EP. I have also conducted and arranged music for a 25-piece gospel and pop music choir, and taken lessons and examinations in Saxophone, Piano, Drumkit, Percussion, ‘Cello, Oboe, Treble Recorder, Music Theory, and Electronic Music. Aside from music, I am an avid reader and autodidact and I have recently completed the University of Edinburgh's online Introduction to Philosophy course. I also regularly attend workshops and courses on Shamanistic and Taoist practices such as Qi Gong in Bali, Taiwan, and around the UK.
I have 14 YEARS of TEACHING EXPERIENCE. This has encompassed ALL AGES (preschool to adults) and abilities (BEGINNER to POSTGRADUATE). Subjects I've taught are: GCSE & A Level (Music, Business Studies, Media Studies, Maths), British Primary School Curriculum (Maths, English), Admissions Tests (11+, 12+, 13+, 16+, SAT, GRE), American Elementary School Curriculum (Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, etc.), Preschool (Numeracy & Literacy), English proficiency tests (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge YLE), Business English, Academic Writing/Composition & Presentations, English Conversation, Grammar, University & Job Applications, Project-Based Learning (PBL), Music Theory & Analysis, Improvisation & Jazz, Saxophone, & Piano. Additionally, I have worked in all kinds of SETTINGS at both public & private primary & secondary schools, universities, adult learning centres, cram schools, businesses, within the home (as a residential home school & a private tutor) and online (to students worldwide). In addition, I have served as the Head of English & PBL at a private elementary & junior high school, as the Academic Director of a test prep centre, and have provided educational consultancy & tutor training to Oxford's oldest tutorial college.
We asked Phillippa to aid our 10 year old daughter for some exams with only 3 months to go from almost nothing. Phillippa was everything we had hoped for. Very reliable, friendly, patient, understanding, calm focussed and pedantic (in a good way). It was a joy to watch our daughter grow with Phillippa’s tutoring, homework and written guidance. Our Daughter did well in her exams as Phillippa had minimised the fears and mystique. We have used Phillippa subsequently for some specific areas of assistance. Again very successfully. We cannot thank Phillippa enough and rate her extremely highly. Thank you Phillippa Andrew & Abigail Smith
Very great session as she really helped me thinking the whole time rather than spoon-feeding the answers to me. This actually helps me see the flaws in my logic.
University of Oxford - MA in Music;
A Levels: English (grade A - full marks in coursework), Maths (grade A - taken a year early), Music (grade A - full marks in performance)